ty·​ran·​no·​sau·​rid | \ tə-ˌra-nə-ˈsȯr-əd How to pronounce tyrannosaurid (audio) , (ˌ)tī- \

Definition of tyrannosaurid

: any of a family (Tyrannosauridae) of large bipedal carnivorous theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous in North America and central and eastern Asia having forelegs reduced in size and including the tyrannosaur

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Recent Examples on the Web The animal’s cheekbone also had an oval shape in cross-section, unlike other closely related tyrannosaurids. Jared Voris, National Geographic, 10 Feb. 2020 However, there is evidence that tyrannosaurids, like the T-Rex, suffered from gout and that iguanodons may have had osteoarthritis. Katie Hunt, CNN, 13 Feb. 2020 But a new tyrannosaurid species is coming for the crown. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 11 Feb. 2020 Now, after two years of careful research, Voris and his colleagues have identified the first new Canadian tyrannosaurid to be found in 50 years. Jared Voris, National Geographic, 10 Feb. 2020 Face biting on a juvenile tyrannosaurid and behavioural implications. Darren Naish, Scientific American Blog Network, 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of tyrannosaurid

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tyrannosaurid

New Latin Tyrannosauridae, from Tyrannosaurus

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“Tyrannosaurid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tyrannosaurid. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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